Urban Regeneration is widely discussed but less widely understood. Fully revised with important new policy, case studies and international analysis, the Second Edition of Urban Regeneration will correct that. The 16 chapters, written by leading experts, are organised into four sections:  • The Context for Urban Regeneration: The history and evolution  • Major Themes and Topics: Including Housing, Community, Employment and the Environment  • Key Issues in Managing Urban Regeneration: Including Legal and Organisational considerations  • Experience Elsewhere and a View of the Future: Expanded section now discussing Australia and the Celtic Fringe as well as Europe and the USA This is the essential handbook for practitioners involved in regeneration, as well as students of planning, urban studies, geography and architecture.

Urban Regeneration: Experiences and Insights from the Celtic Fringe

Urban Regeneration: Experiences and Insights from the Celtic Fringe
Deborah PeelGreg Lloyd

Introduction

This chapter focuses on urban regeneration in the politically devolved regions of the UK. Forming part of the British Isles, which is taken as comprising the larger islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and several thousand smaller islands, the distinct nation-regions of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are popularly designated as lying in Britain’s ‘Celtic Fringe’ (Jones and Evans, 2008). Individually very different, however, these three nation-regions offer insights into the causes of urban degeneration and the different prescriptive regeneration interventions which have been put into effect by successive UK governments. These experiences inform our theoretical understanding of evolving social constructions and changing state–market–civil relations ...

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